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MBS' current strategy of letting extension functionality proliferate spontaneously largely resembles the current development practice of the open source

sap microsoft merge  with the likes of SAP or IBM , given SAP's and IBM's keen interest in the segment and possibly a more generous incentive and a more intimate relationship for VARs and ISVs (see IBM is Serious About SMB and Software Giants Make Courting A Small Guy Their 'Business One' Priority ). Again, to avoid customizing its core software, MBS has to try to convince ISVs to build industry-specific applications that leverage the core functionality supplied by its ERP systems, while Microsoft remains the infrastructure

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Salesforce.com Acquires CRM Analytics Capabilities


Salesforce.com has somewhat quietly acquired RelateIQ, provider of an analytics-based cloud CRM software platform. The young startup has promoted itself as a data-driven alternative to salesforce.com and other CRM platforms, and has apps that analyze a user’s inbox and calendar to find contacts, merge relevant data, and keep track of customer interactions.

sap microsoft merge  (such as Oracle , SAP , and Microsoft ) and upstarts such as SugarCRM and Zoho . Still, the leader has holes to fill if it truly wants to supply customer analytics and not just social sentiment analytics. Also, salesforce.com’s general business intelligence (BI) capabilities are still not differentiating—so an acquisition of Tableau or QlikTech would not be too surprising either.   RelateIQ has a snazzy user interface (UI) and use case, but does it logically or technically fit into the core Read More

Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Four: Market Impact Summary and User Recommendations


SSA GT has many times surprised even the biggest skeptics by turning around seemingly non-viable vantage products (which iBaan and Ironside certainly are not) and/or ailing vendors (which Baan has been, and Ironworks will have likely become).

sap microsoft merge  OpenWorldX (not to mention SAP 's colossal task to deliver still evolving NetWeaver platform) certainly shows that we are not there yet (see What's Wrong With Enterprise Applications, And What Are Vendors Doing About It? ). It may be interesting to note that SSA GT, although recently acting from a position of strength, yet has to ensure that the erosion of user companies that have already initiated a switchover replacement strategy (either due to lingering bad market perception of certain products' Read More

Baan And SSA GT Merge To Form A Mid-Market Empire With An ''Iron Side'' Part Three: Market Impact On SSA GT


Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool.

sap microsoft merge  be second to only SAP . Like the previous few SSA GT's acquisitions, this merger too seems aimed at enlarging combined Baan and SSA GT's customer base, market share, and, more importantly, its predictably recurring support revenue and consequently larger R&D pool. The merger nears the new company closer to the landmark number of 16,500 active installed customers, rendering it possibly the largest ERP vendor focused solely on manufacturing, although at a possible price of stretching its R&D and service & Read More

SAP Keeps Traction On Some Tires Of Its Omni-Wheel-Drive Part 2: Challenges and User Recommendations


SAP’s viability and its business applications market’s leadership remains unscathed, as the company remains rock-solid and will be the leader for a long time to come. While SAP has espoused one of the most compelling and promising collaborative-Commerce vision to-date, the ideal enablers of collaboration – it still has to prove to the market it can integrate and deliver, and satisfy the small and medium-size customer with quick implementations and nimble responses to problems.

sap microsoft merge  a pure ERP sense, SAP competes against Oracle , J.D. Edwards, and PeopleSoft in the higher-end of the market, while in the Tier 2 range it faces Intentia, IFS, Baan, SSA GT , QAD , MAPICS , Lawson and Geac as just as fierce competition; and with its strong focus now at the SME level, it will face an army of competitors spearheaded by Microsoft's Great Plains and Navision offerings (see Microsoft 'The Great' Poised To Conquer Mid-Market, Once and Again ), Epicor and Best Software to name only few. Looking Read More

Ardent Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market


Ardent Software has announced the addition of SAP extraction and load capabilities to their DataStage product, increasing their strength in the Extract/Transform/Load tool market. Due to the prevalence of SAP in the Enterprise Resource Planning space, this addition will provide a competitive advantage over some of the other major ETL vendors such as Sagent and Computer Associates.

sap microsoft merge  Software Enters the SAP Data Extraction Market Event Summary Ardent Software, Incorporated of Westboro, Massachusetts (NASDAQ: ARDT) has announced support for extraction from SAP R/3 and also loading to SAP BW (Business Information Warehouse) using its DataStage Release 3.6. Ardent is referring to the new feature as the Packaged Application Connection Kit (PACK). With the DataStage Extract PACK for SAP R/3, users will be able to extract data directly from SAP R/3 systems natively and integrate it Read More

SAP SCM 4.0


SAP SCM 4.0 is the one solution platform that offers packaged application capabilities that grow with your organization, support your business requirements, and transform traditional supply chains into adaptive supply chain networks. SAP SCM 4.0 includes SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO), SAP Inventory Collaboration Hub (SAP ICH), and SAP Event Management (SAP EM).    

sap microsoft merge  SCM 4.0 SAP SCM 4.0 is the one solution platform that offers packaged application capabilities that grow with your organization, support your business requirements, and transform traditional supply chains into adaptive supply chain networks. SAP SCM 4.0 includes SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO), SAP Inventory Collaboration Hub (SAP ICH), and SAP Event Management (SAP EM). Read More

Microsoft Gets Close to Another ASP


Microsoft has invested $10 million in Application Service Provider Corio. Initially, Corio will host Microsoft products based on the Windows DNA platform.

sap microsoft merge  Gets Close to Another ASP Event Summary Corio, a privately held application service provider, announced that Microsoft has invested $10 million as part of a strategic partnership arrangement. Corio and Microsoft are still discussing which Microsoft applications Corio will offer. Initially, such Windows DNA based products as Windows 2000, SQL 7.0, IIS and other BackOffice products will be hosted. Corio will also offer development tools like Visual InterDev and COM+, MTS, MSMQ and others. The two Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series positioned all four Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [evaluate this product] has been selected as the ace in the Dynamics ERP lineup and a global “platform” player in selected industries. In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can

sap microsoft merge  Dynamics AX: The Chosen One Among Microsoft Dynamics ERP Equals? - Part 3 Part 1 of this blog series positioned  all four  Microsoft Dynamics   enterprise resource planning (ERP)  product lines and concluded that Microsoft Dynamics AX [ evaluate this product ] has been selected as the ace in the Dynamics ERP lineup and  a global “platform” player in selected industries . In other words, the product has been providing an industry-enabling layer upon which certified partners can build Read More

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Is Generally Available


Microsoft announces the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution tailored for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Read up on the product's key enhancements.

sap microsoft merge  Dynamics NAV 2015 Is Generally Available On a corporate blog, Microsoft recently announced the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 , its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution tailored for small and medium businesses (SMBs).   The general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 marks the next step in Microsoft’s commitment to building intuitive and simple solutions. The release brings to market significant enhancements to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV product ( see Read More

Integrated Innovation: Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Office


Having the right information in the right place at the right time is critical to the success of any business, but it can be difficult to achieve if you’re not using the right software tools. Together, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Office form a tool that connects information with people—as well as with the processes organizations use every day.

sap microsoft merge  Innovation: Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Office Having the right information in the right place at the right time is critical to the success of any business, but it can be difficult to achieve if you’re not using the right software tools. Together, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Microsoft Office form a tool that connects information with people—as well as with the processes organizations use every day. Read More

Fixing Security Backdoors: Red Hat 1, Microsoft 0


April is the cruelest month for operating system security holes. Red Hat posted a fix within six hours, but Microsoft leaves us… still waiting!

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SAP Gets Serious with SAP HANA and Mobility


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sap microsoft merge  recent SAPPHIRE NOW and SAP TechEd event in November, SAP announced the next-generation SAP HANA platform. TEC Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic was there and brings you all the details in this TEC Report. Download the report to get the latest developments to SAP HANA and how this platform can help companies gain insights into their business in real time, and may even help healthcare organizations cure cancer. Read More

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sap microsoft merge  time Performance: SAP Business Suite Running on SAP Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise A database platform built with real-time requirements in mind can help your company improve overall data management capabilities and achieve efficiencies in application cost, responsiveness, and reliability while setting the stage for future growth. This paper presents a compelling case for choosing an optimized relational database management system (RDBMS) for your transactional applications, and discusses how to qui Read More